Bourgueil, year 2019, the verdict
As the harvest ended in October 2019, the winegrowers’ first impressions were quite good. Even if the general feeling was that the 2019 vintage would always fall short to an exceptional 2018 vintage, both in terms of quality and quantity.
While the first 2019 Bourgueil wine bottles are already available for sale, what is the quality of this new vintage?
Well, the 2019 vintage will hold up well, despite much lower yields than the previous year. The reason? An episode of spring frost that impacted the vines where the first buds were appearing.
Fortunately, a beautiful summer, hot and dry, made it possible to obtain the bunches in perfect sanitary condition. And splatters of rain at the end of September brought in the last stretch what was needed to produce colorful, tannic, concentrated juices … and ready for keeping!
While waiting to be able to fully taste this new 2019 Bourgueil vintage, you can browse the guide to the best vintages of Loire valley wines since 2009. Cheers!
Loire Valley wine vintage charts
Check our latest vintage chart for Loire valley wines, appellation by appellation. These year charts are updated regularly. More wine appellations and vintages to come.
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